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Florida inspector reassured condo residents in 2018 despite engineer’s warning

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By Gabriella Borter SURFSIDE, Fla. (Reuters) -A town inspector reassured residents in 2018 that the building that collapsed near Miami last week was in “very good shape,” just a month after an engineer warned that the high-rise had suffered major structural damage that required repair, according to an NPR report. The 12-story Champlain Towers South in Surfside partially collapsed early on Thursday as residents slept, killing at least nine and leaving more than 150 people still missing. Rescue crews are working around the clock, sifting through the rubble for signs of life even as hopes of find…

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